Salsa-Style Corn Fusilli Salad

Fresh and sweet-tart, this Mexican inspired salad with its light, tropical and citrus flavors pairs beautifully with delicate grilled shrimp or other mild seafood. This recipe doubles as an amazing burger topper – simply omit the pasta!

Salsa-Style Corn Fusilli Salad

Salsa-Style Corn Fusilli Salad

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  • 8Servings


  • 2 cups corn fusilli pasta
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, finely chopped (seeded, if desired)
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted 
and finely chopped
  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 19-oz BPA-free can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and fresh ground black pepper


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Rinse under cold water to remove sticky starches; drain well and set aside.
  2. To a large bowl, add tomato, jalapeño, onion and mango. Pit, peel and finely chop avocado. (TIP: Prep and add avocado last to prevent it from browning.) Immediately add lime juice and toss.
  3. Add pasta and beans to bowl with vegetables and toss to combine. Add oil, cilantro, salt and pepper and mix gently. Enjoy at room temperature or chill in fridge for about 1 hour.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 254
  • Fat Content: 12 g
  • Fiber Content: 8 g
  • Protein Content: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 77 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 3 g